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Rapper Naira Marley: 'It's better to have a big bum than qualifications in Nigeria'

He’s been attacked by pastors and jailed by the authorities. But the outspoken rapper will not be silenced. He talks about his cult-like following – and the weird rules ‘Marlians’ live byDepending on who you talk to, Naira Marley is either the scourge of the next generation of Nigerians or their saviour. But whoever’s talking, the pop star – arguably the most controversial in Africa – is spoken about in near-mythological tones, which makes his amiability very arresting when we meet in London a f...
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Trump threatens to cut WHO funding, China lifts Wuhan travel ban

President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 deaths in the past 24 hours, China reported no new deaths for the first time since the outbreak began in Wuhan in late December. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in ...
Tags: London, News, China, US, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump

Hong Kong fintech startup Neat raises $11 million Series A to give small companies more banking services

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced today that it has raised a $11 million Series A to help small businesses do cross-border banking. The round was led by Pacific Century Group, with participation from Visa and MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia, and returning investors Dymon Asia Ventures, Linear Capital and Sagamore Investments. Neat also announced a strategic partnership with Visa, which means that in the next few months Neat will start issuing Visa credit cards to SMEs and ...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; top EU scientist resigns over bloc’s response to virus; cases in Africa pass 10,000; Follow the latest updates. Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10US coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST Taking a short break from that White House briefing now to focus on London, where the first patients were admitted on Tuesday ...
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Tottenham issue warning after Mourinho and players seen training

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur have reminded players of their responsibilities during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown after pictures and video on social media emerged of manager Jose Mourinho and several members of his squad that appeared... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Boris Johnson stays in Intensive Care for night 2, UK PM hospitalized for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will be staying in a London hospital's intensive care unit for the second night in a row, officials tell various news reporters late Tuesday U.S. time. Johnson is receiving oxygen support but is in 'stable' medical condition, in good spirits, and is not on a ventilator, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told a daily news conference. Raab is standing in for Johnson. From Reuters: Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital, across the ...
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China lifts Wuhan travel ban, Britain, NY report record deaths

China lifted a travel ban on Tuesday on residents of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began last year, and reported no new deaths, but the situation remained grim elsewhere as Britain and New York State recorded their highest number of fatalities yet. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in intensive care, meanwhile, after being admitted to a London hospital on Monday evening, 10 days after being diagnosed with the virus. The shocking hospitalization of a major world leader under...
Tags: London, News, China, Britain, Boris Johnson, New York State, Wuhan

NYC Death Toll Eclipses Number Killed In World Trade Center On 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus. The twin developments came even as the crisis seemed to be easing or at least stabilizing, by some measures, in New York and parts of Europe, though health officials warned people at nearly every turn not to l...
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San Francisco will shelter more of the city's homeless in hotels after backlash over turning its mega-conference venue Moscone Center into a mass 'camp-like' shelter

San Francisco is scaling back how it will use its mega-conference hall Moscone Center and the Palace of Fine Arts as makeshift homeless shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic. After a backlash was stirred over the camp-like living conditions planned for the facilities, the city will instead focus on moving the homeless from existing shelters into hotel rooms. The purpose of using the Moscone Center and the Palace of Fine Arts was to create more beds for better physical distancing practices. Bu...
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U.K. Records Highest Daily Deaths With Johnson in Intensive Care

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still being monitored in a critical care unit as the U.K.’s coronavirus crisis deepened, with the highest daily rise in deaths so far.After he was taken into intensive care Monday, Johnson, 55, remained in a stable condition receiving oxygen treatment, and has not been diagnosed with pneumonia or put on a ventilator, his officials said. A statement Tuesday evening said this was unchanged.But the prime minister’s personal struggle to recover from Co...
Tags: Health, England, London, News, France, Germany, David Cameron, Bloomberg, European Union, Bbc, Britain, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, LBC, Johnson

TechCrunch Live: Join execs from Roblox, SuperAwesome, and Fingerprint tomorrow at 11:15am PDT to discuss kids media

With large majorities of all children (70% in the U.S. and U.K.) staying home from school during the COVID-19 crisis, use of digital media properties popular with kids has soared. Screen time among kids in the U.S. is up 50% according to research by SuperAwesome . This adds momentum to a space that has already been rapidly evolving amid greater protections on children’s data privacy, increasing popularity of gaming, the rise of subscription bundles, and the influence of independent content cre...
Tags: TC, London, Media, US, Tech, Fingerprint, Superawesome, Roblox, Craig Donato, Nancy MacIntyre Co, Dylan Collins Co

The Krays named their boa constrictor Read – after the man who would nail them

Sunny and modest, detective Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read was admired by criminals and colleagues alike Leonard Read obituary Most people would be hard pressed today to name a single Scotland Yard detective, yet many would nod knowingly at the name of Leonard “Nipper” Read. While he will forever be remembered as the man who finally nailed the Kray twins, a major factor in his enduring reputation was that he was regarded with great affection, not only by his colleagues but, surprisingly perhaps, by many ...
Tags: London, Scotland, Police, UK News, Organised Crime, Krays, Kray, Leonard Read, Leonard ` Nipper, Krays Continue

Global Oil Deal Gains Traction With U.S. Predicting Big Drop

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest oil producers are inching closer to an unprecedented global deal to rescue the energy industry from collapse after the U.S. said production will drop dramatically.While the forecast reflects what President Donald Trump has called an “automatic” reduction by U.S. explorers, not a commitment from the world’s top producer, it helps pave the way for Saudi Arabia and Russia to coordinate output cuts at Thursday’s virtual OPEC+ meeting, and seek cooperation from othe...
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Coronavirus: 'I'm not going to make it mum'

The mother of a London bus driver who died says her son was not given adequate protective gear at work.
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FA chief urges players to ‘share the pain’ as pay talks linger

London (AFP) – English Football Association chief Greg Clarke issued a stark warning over the economic carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, calling on players and fans to “share the pain to keep... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Fa, Afp, Greg Clarke, AFP English Football Association

FA chief warns ‘clubs, leagues’ could be wiped out by virus chaos

London (AFP) – Football Association chairman Greg Clarke warned on Tuesday the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic could destroy English clubs and leagues unless the game’s stakeholders are willing to “share the pain”. With... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Fa, Afp, Greg Clarke, AFP Football Association

New Leaf Vote for May 2020 • Guilty Pleasures - Under the Covers

It's time to select the book we'll read and discuss in May 2020. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Books, New York, London, New York City, Africa, Broadway, Book Clubs, Jupiter, Miranda, Agatha Christie, Hudson, Toad, Georgette Heyer, Anne, Wodehouse, Mike

Mykki Blanco – “Patriarchy Aint The End Of Me”

Queer rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco returned late last year with "Lucky (Live In London)," her first new song in three years, which featured producer FaltyDL on keys and a three-piece string section. And now, she's back again with another new song. More »
Tags: Music, London, Mykki Blanco, Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, FaltyDL, L1zy

United boss Solskjaer says players are ‘easy target’ in pay row

London (AFP) – Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted on Tuesday it was unfair to single out footballers over the issue of pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic and said they are an “easy... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Afp, Solskjaer, AFP Manchester United

Queen Elizabeth ‘dresses up’ as a Sex Pistol, Trekkie and more

Queen Elizabeth II is legendary for throwing shade with her retina-scorching fashion sense. “What she cannot overtly say with language she secretly says with clothes,” wrote London journalist Sali Hughes in her 2019 book, “Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe” (Plume). “Truly, Elizabeth II’s trolling through fashion could...
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Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read obituary

Metropolitan police detective who brought the Kray twins to justicePosted to Leman Street in the East End of London in 1964, the police detective Leonard “Nipper” Read, who has died aged 95, was asked whether there was any reason he should not head a team to look into the activities of the Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie. He was justifiably annoyed at the implication that he might be on their payroll.In the event his inquiry at that stage was unsuccessful: with witnesses reluctant to give evidence...
Tags: London, Crime, Police, UK News, Read, Nottingham, Boxing, Metropolitan Police, Reggie, Leonard, Kray, Nipper, East End of London, Ronnie He, Leman Street, Leonard `` Nipper

Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for coronavirus peak

By STAN CHOE NEW YORK  — Stocks climbed in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world piled on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up about 1.5% in morning trading, after paring bigger gains from earlier. It added on to Monday’s 7% surge, following encouraging signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be close to leveling off in some of the hardest hit areas of the world. Even though economists say a steep recession is inevitable, if not ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, New York, London, Congress, France, China, Sport, Soccer, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Reserve, Dax, Stan Choe

How to build a hospital in nine days: emergency architecture in a pandemic

From mobile morgues to pop-up intensive care wards, Britain is responding to coronavirus with a new kind of elemental architecture – and it needs lots of itCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eerie mechanical hum has joined the usual backdrop of tweeting birds and the roar of the North Circular at Wanstead Flats in London. The sound is coming from behind a large wooden fence, recently erected on wide open fields by...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Hospitals, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Military, Engineering, Art and design, Emergency planning, Construction industry, Emergency services, Newham, Epping Forest

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ‘Stable’ Condition After Intensive Care Stay

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be in stable condition and in “good spirits” after a night in intensive care, where he is being treated for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted to the ICU at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London on Monday night at 7 p.m. local time, having first entered the hospital for […]
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2020 NHL Draft: 10 Fallers from Fisher’s Top 350 for April

Fisher’s Top 350 for AprilFisher’s Top 300 for MarchFisher’s Top 217 for FebruaryFisher’s Top 217 for JanuaryFisher’s Top 186 for DecemberFisher’s Top 186 for NovemberFisher’s Top 124 for OctoberFisher’s Top 124 Preseason Rankings This month’s fallers feature a handful of power-forward types with questionable offensive upside, a few skilled wingers with uncertain futures, and a couple smooth but undersized European defenders with debatable ceilings. However, they are all projected to be t...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson In Stable Condition In ICU

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus, and while he is not on a ventilator, he is receiving oxygen, his spokesman said. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has taken over many of Johnson’s duties temporarily while he is being treated at St. Thomas’ Hospital. Britain has no official post of deputy prime minister. The 55-year-old Johnson is the first major world leader to be confirmed to have COVID-19...
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Online Grocery Services Struggle To Meet Huge Surge In Demand

LONDON (AP) — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. “It’s kind of becoming more challen...
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Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday April 7

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is responding to COVID-19 with initiatives to stabilize communities, support for customers tackling the challenges of this pandemic, and technology to help organizations adapt to this unpreceded situation. The firm launched two initiatives last week through networking business HPE Aruba. Recognizing that hospitals and first responders are faced with the need for additional networking infrastructure to augment capacity, they are donating $50 million worth of secure con...
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Glassbox raises $40M for tools to track and optimise web user experience

A lot of attention is focused on how some tech services are seeing a big boost in demand during the coronavirus pandemic — for example, streaming services and other online media, and anything to do with food delivery, are all seeing unprecedented levels of use. Today comes news from another startup highlighting another important aspect of how tech companies are faring. With many now staying at home, online services are seeing new levels of “stress testing,” and are realising, sometimes with urge...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, London, Developer, Tech, User Experience, Sdk, Brighton Park, Morgenstern, Seguros, Glassbox, Yaron Morgenstern, Brighton Park Capital, Updata Partners Ibex Investors Gefen Capital, Yaron Gueta Hanan Blumstein

The UK health system is so overwhelmed that a hospital is converting all its theaters for coronavirus patients, and nurses have panic attacks because they can't cope with the stress

A London NHS hospital is converting much of its space for COVID-19 patients. But "we can't cope with a big spike. We just can't," one medic told the BBC.
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